Hull consider coaching options

Hull FC’s search for their next permanent coach could intensify in the coming weeks.

It’s believed a number of candidates have put their hat in the ring to take the reins next season, from both hemispheres.

The club’s hopes of silverware are effectively over after a narrow defeat to Salford last week.

Hull find themselves eighth with just five wins from 12 games, a win percentage of 42.5%. Fourth-placed Leeds are currently on 70%.

Andy Last has been in temporary charge since Lee Radford’s dismissal in March.

Numerous names have been linked with the role over recent months but the club remains tight-lipped on who is in their sights.

Inconsistency has crippled the club during numerous tenures, an issue that Last admitted was a source of concern.

“It’s difficult to put your finger on what it is,” he said.

“I think sometimes the external guys we sign get hit by how big a club it is. They’re drawn to the club for its size, its potential and its fanbase. Then when they start playing the games it’s probably a bigger club than they expected it to be. With that comes pressure and sometimes you can argue some players have struggled to perform under that expectation. At other clubs they don’t have that pressure and they struggle to perform to their best week in, week out.

“But Hull is a big club and the expectation holds huge weight and they’ve struggled with it. It’s a concern and hopefully we’ll be better moving forward.”